Thursday, December 18, 2014

Google Maps for Android received a mode of virtual reality –

Members of Google Maps for Android-smartphone had the opportunity to explore the streets of Street View panorama mode using virtual reality devices Google Cardboard. This was reported on the project page Cardboard in social networks Google +.

Device Google Cardboard, created from a cardboard box, Google first showed at the conference Google I / O in June this year. While the project budget system remains a virtual reality experiment for the company. However, over the past month, the company launched a special section on Google Play for applications compatible with Cardboard, also released developer tools (SDK).

To test the Street View mode, virtual reality, you need to install Android-smartphone in Cardboard card and run Google. Next you need to open mode panoramic views of streets Street View and double-click on the icon Look Around (two circular arrows in the lower right corner).

According to experts, test features, view panoramas of streets in the new regime through similar Carboard mean that the user is in the review of the same street with binoculars.

Google has shipped more than half a million devices Carboard, reports tehnoblog Gigaom.


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